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month, vice president joe biden and his task force is met with 229 groups from around the country. biden's task force provided a road map for the long drive ahead. >> while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil. if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try it. and i'm going to do my part. >> the president very compelling. he's willing to spend political capital in order to get something done. specific legislative proposals include a system of universal background checks, renewing the assault weapons ban from the clinton era, limiting high capacity magazines to ten bullets, providing more resources to states in reporting criminals and the mentally ill. out lawing armor-piercing bullets and funding, more funding, for police officers around the country. the president also signed 23 executive actions, most of them reinforcing laws already on the books. some actions are
on stolen firearms. apparently, conservatives believe this is tyranny. today vice president joe biden detailed one of the major initiatives of the president's gun proposals. >> how do we make our streets and schools safer? with regard to our streets i believe and the president believes that cops make a difference. we're going to push again for another $4 billion in grants for the cops program. >> $4 billion for more cops on the streets and around schools in america? this is what the gun lobby was demanding. but the gun nuts, well, they're not so happy. texas governor rick perry is trying to push himself into relevance again. he said in a statement the second amendment of the constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president. kind of threatening, is it? the national -- the republican national committee wrote, "president obama's series of gun control measures amount to an executive power grab." really? these statements did not mention a single action or proposal by the president. they call these measu
. that this will be the war of the century. woo, we got what we wanted. it took joe biden less than 29 months to meet with 229 groups in the process of coming up with this menu of options from which president obama assembled this plan today. the speed of this effort continues to outpace its own expectations. the president said he wanted expectations by the end of this month. it's not the end of the month yet. vice president biden initially said you won't get them at the end of the month. you're going to get them early, you're going to get them on the 15th. he then turned his recommendations in early. and now, today, the 16th, legislation is due to hit congress next week, even before the time that president obama initially said he just wanted to start considering what the recommendations might be. by that time, the senate is already due to have started hearings on not just recommendations, but actual legislation that they are putting forward. the political common wisdom is that speed is of the essence. it has been one month and two days and the sense of urgency that there must be a response to that tragedy. >>
politician in washington is joe biden. this guy methodically, by the way, is preparing for a 2016 run. you don't happen to have the governor over to your residence in order for a weekend ceremony in the inaugural weekend. is not just by happen stance. you don't go to the iowa state dinner that is held here in washington over the weekend by accident. i think there is a sense of particularly in biden's world, a separate shock if you will from the president's political shock. he is looking at the he played. he is going to continue to play the back slapper role with congress. that's not the president. he hired joe biden to slap the backs of congress. that's not what the president wanted to do. i think biden is seeing it as an opportunity to build his own political resume for four years from now. this is happening and it's active and i think people in the city of new york under estimate joe biden. >> we never talk much about it but the obama campaign and obama for america was converted to organizing for action. my question member to the competition is what's that going to mea
: the autobiography of joe biden." will tracy, visit us here in "the situation room." from time to time. >> absolutely, love to be back, thank you. >> thank you very much. >> he can keep a straight face, that was very good. i clearly am not as good at that. we have here in our very hands, i hope you see it. >> we've got more too. this is the program. >> this is the official invitation. hold it up, vanna. well done. sent to vip members of congress and the official program which was a history, also has a history of the united states capitol inside plus the program of events, of course, on the public inauguration day, which is monday. you can see it right here. it's really, really quite beautiful. >> it's gold. gold glitters here. >> it's gold. >> the honor of your presence is requested at the ceremonies attending the inauguration of the president and vice president of the united states. >> the guy we were just talking about. he'll be here, you'll be here, i'll be here. >> tomorrow we'll be here, sunday we'll be here, monday lots of live coverage coming up. history unfolding and we're thrilled to be here
to an abc/"washington post" poll with favorability at 67%. contrast that to joe biden who's at 48%. just a number to put out there. >> i also think it's interesting, when you're talking 2016, she was very clear about separating herself from the thing that got the most political flap. she had nothing to do with susan rice being chosen, she said. she had nothing to do with the talking points. she walled that off. and instead focused on the things that -- and she had a very legitimate way of describing where her focus was. but when so much of the political talk in the final weeks of the election campaign were about talking points and so forth, which is its own legitimate area, it was interesting to see how careful she was in making certain that she had no part in that. >> one other story we were talking about at the top of the show, the pentagon today will announce that women will now be allowed to serve in full combat roles. at first they'll be phased into roles working as medics and manning artillery, but eventually they could serve in elite commando units directly in the line of fire. fo
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